Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular over the past few years, thanks to their purported ability to help people with anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and more. You're probably already familiar with them—and honestly, you probably already own one at this point. But customer-favorite sleep brand Brooklinen is here with a very important upgrade: a weighted comforter that officially launched today.
Most weighted blankets aren't designed for sleep—although plenty of people do sleep with them, they tend to be more throw blanket-sized. And with the exception of Bearaby's chunky knit weighted blankets, they're also not generally the chicest home accessory either, as they're definitely made more for comfort than looks. So, Brooklinen decided not to just release a weighted blanket, but to to release a weighted comforter that's sized to fit your bed, meaning it can also fit inside your duvet cover—great for both style and cleaning purposes. It's the best of both worlds: the soothing comfort you look forward to with a weighted blanket, but made to fit right into your space in style.
A little background on how it's made: Brooklinen's weighted comforter features an interior quilted layer that's weighted with glass micro-beads, and a 400 thread count sateen cotton shell. There are also loops on each corner to make it easy to attach your comforter to the inside of your duvet, so it doesn't slide around inside as you toss and turn.
The comforter comes in three bed sizes and various weights. The Twin/Twin XL option is 15 pounds and retails for $249, while the Full/Queen size comes in a 20-pound option ($349) and a 25-pound option ($369). The King/California King comforter has two options as well: 30 pounds and 35 pounds, which retail for $399 and $419, respectively. If you're not sure which size to buy, the brand recommends factoring in both your body weight and your bed size to find the right option for you, following the general weighted blanket rule of thumb that it should be roughly 10 percent of your body weight. If you're in between sizes, Brooklinen suggests sizing up.
Brooklinen also suggests slowly easing your way into sleeping with it, as your body needs to adjust to the weight. Per the brand's recommendation, you should sleep with the comforter just over your legs for the first five days, then use it across half your body for the following few days. Once you feel comfortable with that, you can snuggle all the way under.
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